Tight end Kyle Rudolph, who missed Wednesday's practice because of a shoulder strain, returned to practice today and was going through all individual and team drills during the portion of practice open to reporters.

Percy Harvin, who was limited in practice on Wednesday, was in pads but did not have his helmet with him, nor did he  participate in any drills during the open portion of practice.

Harvin, who missed the past two games because of a sprained left ankle, ran slowly, was tentative in and out of his cuts and limped at the end of his routes on Wednesday.

Just a hunch, but since Harvin is in uniform, one has to assume the intent is for him to practice at some point today. Perhaps the Vikings don't wish to have reporters feeding the Packers and the entire world updates on the status of Harvin's limp or potential lack thereof.